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2009 American Express Women’s Golf Month- golf deals

Now in it’s 5th year, American Express Women’s Golf Month offers fabulous golf deals for women. I played at the Doral in Miami for free or close to it with this program, though it doesn’t look like they are running it again this year. South Florida golf deals include Boca Dunes, Don Law Golf Improvement Ctr participating.
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With Play Golf American, it’s a month-long series of fun and exciting golf and golf-related activities
designed exclusively for women, including:

* Free golf lessons and clinics
* Networking receptions
* Golf rules and etiquette seminars
* Fashion shows
* On-course playing opportunities
* On-course golf instruction
* Luncheons

Women’s Golf Month Spokespeople
Nancy Lopez, Suzy Whaley, Donna Richardson Joyner (pictured to the right)

American Express Women’s Golf Month Overview*
Now in its fifth year, American Express Women’s Golf Month is a precedent-setting collaboration of the top country, golf organizations aimed at increasing the participation of women in golf. Scheduled to be held at golf facilities nationwide, American Express Women’s Golf Month will offer people 14 years of age and older free golf lessons and golf-related networking and social activities customized by each host facility.

In addition to complimentary golf instruction from PGA and LPGA Professionals, participating host facilities may offer activities such as networking receptions, golf rules and etiquette seminars, club fitting, equipment demonstrations, golf apparel fashion shows, luncheons and contests. Complimentary use of golf clubs will be available at all locations. While golf instruction will be offered free of charge at all locations, other activities such as dining and on-course playing opportunities will be offered for a nominal fee.

Upheaval in the world of Women’s Golf

With the July/August issue, Golf For Women ceased publication and more recently, its web site was incorporated into golfdigest.com. While editors cited a tough economic market, most women found it difficult to understand the failure. The only common agreement in the closing forums was that apparel advertisers were pretty off base with their $1000 outfits, not a typical investment for the average golfer.

Will Golf Digest fill the void? I’ve been receiving it for free for quite a while and I’ve been thinking I’d rather save the trees. Other than the recent addition of an Annika column, it’s missing the appeal of the women’s interest stories and women specific tips. The reaction among women has been overwhelmingly negative and I think we’ll see the emergence a dominant internet site that attempts to fill the void. Why would any advertiser for women’s products want to pay $45,000 for ads in a magazine subscribed to largely by men?

The LPGA announced it will require players to speak English starting in 2009, with players who have been LPGA members for two years facing suspension if they can’t pass an oral evaluation of English skills. There are 121 LPGA Tour international players, 20% of the total which includes 45 from South Korea, and 26 countries overall. After a huge backlash, about national origin discrimination, The LPGA withdrew the requirement.

In both of these cases, you have to wonder, how well did they think this through? Did they talk to the people it would affect and ask for their input? Was there another solution that would have resulted in greater unity and acceptance?

Just like getting out to vote, it’s important to get involved. If you see room for improvement at your golf club or favorite charity tournament- volunteer to help! You may be helping to prevent changes you never wanted.

Christine Speedy is CEO of CEOgolfshop.com and an Executive Women’s Golf Assn. member.

American Express Women’s Golf Month- June 2008

From the Fairway, By Christine Speedy published in print.

Now in its fourth year, American Express Women’s Golf Month is a collaboration of the top U.S. golf organizations aimed at increasing the participation of women in golf. Scheduled to be held at golf facilities across the U.S. from Sunday, June 1 through Monday, June 30, 2008, American Express Women’s Golf Month offers women 14 years of age and older free golf lessons and golf-related networking and social activities customized by each host facility.

Last year Executive Women’s Golf Association Members played for free at Doral Golf Resort & Spa as part of the Amex promotion. What a great opportunity! It was a beautiful day and the pro shop extended a big discount to all players for their apparel. No matter what your golf level, everyone should take advantage of this event.

You can count on a local week-long series of fun and exciting golf and golf-related activities designed exclusively for women, and at a variety of locations including:
* Free golf lessons and clinics
* Networking receptions
* Golf rules and etiquette seminars
* Fashion shows
* On-course playing opportunities
* On-course golf instruction
* Luncheons

Look up the nearest event near you at http://www.playgolfamerica.com
For more information about the EWGA .

Christine Speedy is CEO of CEOgolfshop.com and an Executive Women’s Golf Assn. member.